“Traveling is like flirting with life, it’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; This is my station.” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
Consider this post my Valentine’s edition. While most people (who are married or in relationships) are planning romantic dates this time of the year, I’m busy finding new places and hiking paths to explore. Yes, this is my life. I fall in love with sunrises, sunsets, cloud formations, amazing views, rocks, arches – I think you get the picture right? As I got older, I found I liked my company more and others a lot less. This is probably why this trip was so memorable. It was my first solo trip in a long time.
In Boulder, NV there’s the famous Historic Railroad Tunnel that I have been wanting to visit for a while now. This hike has panoramic views of Lake Mead and consists of five large tunnels. This trail was designated as a national recreation trail on June 4, 2015. I absolutely loved this hike because it was extremely easy and scenic the entire way. Once again, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and you would add this to the list of places to visit.
Tips for this trip:
1. There’s a huge warning sign at the start of this hike. So try to avoid the hikes during the months indicated in the photograph because it gets extremely hot.
2. I consider this hike a beginner’s hike. The trail is wide and completely flat with minor elevation. Also, it’s not as isolated as the picture shows. There were a lot of people cycling, hiking, and taking pictures. From the trailhead the distance to the fifth tunnel is around 2.2 miles roundtrip will be around 4.4 miles.
3. Bring the essentials while hiking – water, first aid, clothing, food/snacks, compass, swiss knife. Please visit my website for complete hiking gears:
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4. Parking is before the Lake Mead entrance and is completely free. There are no entrance fees to this hike. (Yay!)
5. Bring a camera. Some of you have asked me about what kind of camera I use. To be honest, when it comes to my hikes I just bring my cell phone and a point and shoot camera. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done. Here are a couple of my recommendations from Amazon:
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P.S. Hope you all have a great Valentine’s!